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partnerships

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We partner with retailers and brands who are looking to take substantive sustainability measures to their apparel supply chain with circular and ethically produced fashion.

are you a retailer with a sustainability mandate? let's talk

Many retailers and brands are on a journey to measure, report and improve the sustainability and transparency of their apparel sourcing supply chains. We currently work with various brands in the US and Canada who have seen tremendous sell through for vintage upcycled fashion. If you're looking to diversify your apparel supply chain with upcycled and ethically produced fashion, we think we can be a part of that solution.

how? we produce circular, rescued from landfill fashion

You don't hear that everyday. But it is our firm belief that fashion doesn't have to pollute or waste valuable resources. We've designed our sourcing, production and fulfillment to be sustainable and ethical from the ground up. As such, we can provide exclusive collections that are trend-focused, using recycled materials, eco-friendly production methods and a fully transparent local supply chain.

In turn, this allows you to tell a compelling story about the composition of suppliers to your customers.

Let's break it down

source recycled materials

We source and use only recycled, previously used and/or rescued from landfill garments and fabrics. This literally means we've diverted a waste stream to rescue garments that are damaged beyond wear, that would ordinarily be destined for US landfills. That's our first stand against fast fashion and it's an important one.

sort and use everything

Once we receive and process garments in our studio, we classify garments and everything ends up in our vintage stream or reworking stream. For example, a great vintage graphic t-shirt with holes and stains may be upcycled into something entirely new, like a dress. Creativity counts.

zero waste design

Our talented zero-waste designers will assess each rework stream and design patterns that maximize the use of each garment. Cut-offs, trims, zippers, buttons, ribbing, you name it, we classify and inventory all of it so it can become our new design materials. No need to buy new here. In fact, except thread and needles, we recycle sewing supplies extensively from clothing remnants.

demand driven

We sample every design for our retailers and brands to keep aligned on emerging trends, ensuring there's a good match with the customer demographic before entering into any production. Ultimately, we want every single garment to be worn, treasured and last. At this stage, we also reject designs that we feel will not pass the test of time such as short-term micro trends. We prefer prioritizing more classic designs that will always have a place in the customer's closet.

quality driven production

Why does fast fashion fall apart after a few washes? Because the focus is on cost and speed, not quality. Our focus is quality first and cost second. We're not concerned about speed because our batch sizes are 20-100 at most. The focus on quality means, seams are clean, stitching is precise, fit is tailored well to size parameters. Each finished garment undergoes a thorough quality check before being packaged, and any defects are corrected. We also ensure there's a home for our production before we start sewing, so we don't end up with garments that remain unsold.

We work with brands of all sizes from national, regional retailers to stand-alone boutiques. The collections we curate and produce are differentiated to resonate with your ultimate consumer.

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Drop us a line: info@goatvintage.com